Looking for a heartwarming and engaging activity for seniors in aged care? Dive into the world of creativity with our easy Cinnamon Candle Holder craft! Combine the charming aroma of cinnamon and the warm glow of candlelight to create captivating candle holders. Unleash their artistic spirits as they adorn glass votive holders with cinnamon sticks, resulting in rustic and beautiful creations. Bring joy and coziness as seniors display their masterpieces or share them as heartwarming gifts. Discover the perfect blend of creativity and serenity with this delightful craft activity designed especially for seniors.
This craft is only suitable for seniors that you feel confident can be safe using a hot glue gun.
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Materials Needed :
- Cinnamon sticks (5-6 inches long, quantity as per preference)
- Glass votive holders or small glass jars (1 per senior)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Twine or ribbon (optional, for decoration)
- Scissors (for cutting twine/ribbon if using)
1. Glue Cinnamon Sticks onto the Glass Holder
Be sure to supervise seniors that may need to take extra care using the hot glue gun, carefully apply a line of glue along the length of a cinnamon stick and press it firmly onto the glass votive holder or jar. Repeat this step, attaching the cinnamon sticks side by side until the entire holder is covered with the sticks. The aromatic cinnamon will lend a warm and inviting touch to the candle holder.
2. Secure and Decorate
For added security and a decorative touch, tie twine or ribbon around the cinnamon sticks. Add your personal touch! You can create a simple bow or wrap the twine/ribbon around the holder and tie a knot for a rustic look.
3. Insert Light Candle
Place a light candle inside the glass holder. The soft glow will create a cozy ambiance, and there’s no need to worry about an open flame.
Enjoy and Display
Encourage seniors to display their beautiful cinnamon candle holders in their rooms, on tables, or as centerpieces during special occasions. They can also gift these charming creations to family and friends, spreading warmth and delight with every flicker of the candle.
Here is an easy to follow instruction video